Garth Frizzell was elected to Prince George City Council in 2008. He was re-elected in 2011, 2014, and 2018.
Born in Surrey, Garth lived in Sechelt as a young boy. He received his double major in Computer Science and Asian Studies from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Victoria. During that time, his volunteer work with student United Nations led to his appointment as the first Canadian Secretary-General at the model UN in New York. During meetings in 1995, Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali accepted Garth's invitation to join him on stage at the General Assembly.
Garth spent two years in Ottawa working at Statistics Canada where he was awarded a Gold Medal for employee recognition for his part in work building an employee recruitment/retention system.
Garth came to Prince George in 1996 to earn his Masters' degree at UNBC in International Studies. He met his wife Sue, and they have three children. Garth and Sue successfully invested in Prince George, spending 10 years building a multi- award-winning software technology company with a dozen highly skilled staff.
With a 15-year business background in technology entrepreneurship, Garth currently teaches technology and business courses at the College of New Caledonia.
Since being elected, Garth has contributed countless hours, and been elected nine times to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). In 2013, these contributions earned him the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. In June 2017, Garth became the first Councillor from Prince George to be elected 3rd Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). He is currently (2018) serving as FCM's 2nd Vice President.